Day 3: KC Chiefs Training Camp Report

ST. JOSEPH, MO - On Sunday the Kansas City Chiefs were hard at work. And one thing stood out, defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel is in regular season mode already.

Shortly after training camp broke for the day the Kansas City Chiefs signed veteran Inside Linebacker Brandon Siler to a free agent contract.

Though he could be considered for a starting job, he's a solid special teams performer that will bolster some of the tackling woes the Chiefs dealt with a year ago.

DE Wallace Gilberry - Late Sunday evening the Chiefs announced that the teams second leading pass rusher a year ago, signed his restricted free agent tender sheet.

Gilberry had hoped to work out a long term contract with the Chiefs but it doesn't appear at this point as if that's likely to happen.

Still Gilberry and his new teammate, Siler, will be on the field Thursday joining the rest of the free agent class that's been forced to sit out of the drills in St. Joseph thanks to the new labor deal.

ON THE FIELD:
DC Romeo Crennel He's been one of the shinning stars of training camp the first week and his upbeat nature has definitely won over the fans in attendance. In a camp where its easy to get bogged down by the heat and monotony Crennel's boisterous words of encouragement somehow make the day tolerable.

DE Tyson Jackson - It's still to early to start knocking players considering we're just getting started. But Tyson Jackson has been less than impressive so far in camp. He looks looks slow in the teams bag drills and is almost always the first to quit on the sleds and generally last one across the finish line in sprints.

Still I think we can all reserve our opinions on Jackson till we see him put the pads on for real this week. But at this point, any optimism about his contributions this season, remains a big question mark.

Joe Kim - Who's that you ask? He's been one of the more fascinating members of the coaching staff. Though he's officially a consultant, it's been fun to watch his detailed work with the players.

His job is to work with the players on their hand technique. Today Kim worked with the defensive lineman and linebackers. He's already worked with the offensive linemen several times over the weekend.

And for what it is worth, defensive lineman Dion Gales was getting a lot of positive feedback from Kim for his aggression and ability to comprehend his teachings.

Who knows if long term Kim's work is going to pay off. But early returns, suggest it just might.

Day Two: Chiefs Training Camp Report.

Day One: Chiefs Training Camp Report.

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